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Shamakhi- Lahij tour

10 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup available
Offered in: English
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Overview

We invite you to join our one day long Shamakhi-Lahij tour to learn about the thousands years long history, traditions and culture of Shamakhi city and Lahij- remote village of Azerbaijan.

Our tour guide and driver will pick you up from the point agreed in advance. The tour will last around 10 hours, so ideally, it would be great to start our tour in early morning.

The distance between Baku and Lahij is around 190 km. However, it will take us 4-5 hours to get to Lahij as we will stop on various stops on our way.
Shamakhi- Lahij tour
Shamakhi- Lahij tour
Shamakhi- Lahij tour
Shamakhi- Lahij tour
Shamakhi- Lahij tour
Shamakhi- Lahij tour
Shamakhi- Lahij tour
Shamakhi- Lahij tour
Shamakhi- Lahij tour
Shamakhi- Lahij tour
Shamakhi- Lahij tour
Shamakhi- Lahij tour
Shamakhi- Lahij tour
Shamakhi- Lahij tour
  • What is included/excluded

    Private transportation
    All Fees and Taxes
    Bottled water

    Excluded
    Tips and gratitudes
    Personal expenses
  • Departure & Return

    Icherisheher, Baku, Azerbaijan

    Traveler pickup is offered
    We can pick you from your accommodation in Baku and can drop you back to the same point

  • What to Expect

    Itinerary
    This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Diri Baba Mausoleum, Qobustan Azerbaijan

    he Diri Baba Mausoleum is a mausoleum located in Shamakhy- Maraza region of Azerbaijan. The mausoleum is a wonderful example of Shirvan architectural school. According to the scripts found on the monument, the construction date was 1402 and the architect was “…the son of ustad Haji”. A funeral text on the wall indicates the name- Shirvanshahs – Ibrahim I of Shirvan- ruler of Shirvanshakhs State. There are still many legends about the mausoleum. For a long time, local people believed that a sacred person- called Diribaba had buried here and remained imperishable across the centuries. Local people relate many mystic events to this monument. Therefore, the mausoleum attracts many pilgrims and visitors from its construction date.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Pass By: Juma Mosque, Nariman Narimanov St., Shamakhi Azerbaijan

    Juma Mosque of Shamakhi is the largest mosque of Azerbaijan. It is one of the first mosques of Azerbaijan after the Arab occupation of Caucasus. The Arabian writings reflected on the walls of the mosque show the construction year as 744 AD. This makes the mosque the earliest one in whole Caucasus after the Juma Mosque of Derbent, which was completed in 734 AD.

    Shamakhi Juma Mosque does not have analogue in Azerbaijan. Ornamental patterns decorates the entire facade of the mosque. The mosque has a rectangular plan. The size of the building is 46 meters length and 28 meters width. There is a large prayer hall which is divided into three separated sections. Moreover, each part of the mosque has its own prayer place and entrance. Therefore, Juma Mosque is also called three-hall mosque. Such kind of design is very similar to the architecture of well-known Great Mosque of Omayyad in Damask which was built in 708 AD.

    Stop At: Ismayilli, Ismailli 3100, Azerbaijan

    Lahij is a remote village located in Ismayilli district of Azerbaijan, on the slopes of Greater Caucasus, at a height of 1211 meters above sea level. The distance from the capital Baku to the village is about 190 km. The population of the village is around 2,000 residents mainly consisting of the ethnic minority group who speak the Tat language.

    Lahij is one of the most ancient one of the oldest continuously habited places in the world. Moreover, the sewage system of the village dates back to 1000 years ago which was an extra-ordinary facility for that time. For example, the big cities of Europe like Paris and London did not have sewage system until the XIII-XIV century AD. The buildings and master plan of the village is very unique. As a result of the frequent earthquakes, local people have developed sophisticated and authentic construction techniques. Traditionally, people used the ground floors of houses as workshops and trade rooms. Houses here are distinctive with their flat roofs. Furthermore, some houses feature balconies that look out onto the street.

    Duration: 3 hours

  • Hotel Pickup

    Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
  • Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
  • Additional info

    Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    Not wheelchair accessible
    Service animals allowed
    Near public transportation
    Most travelers can participate
    This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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